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BY NORMAN BORDEN    |  The thought of boxers and ballerinas coexisting in one photography gallery might sound like an odd coupling, but that’s not the case in John Goodman’s first New York solo exhibition. He sees both as bodies in motion, driven to extremes by sweat and sheer determination. Drawn from two acclaimed bodies […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER   |  “M” is for the many things she gave you — and what have you done for her lately? If the cards and flowers are already in cue for May 11, that’s a very good start. But containing the celebration to one mere day seems rather unambitious, considering the fact that […]

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THE AFFORDABLE PHOTOGRAPHY FAIR Established in 1971 by a group of newspaper photographers, the collaborative spirit is still going strong at Soho Photo — where the artists who run this fine art photography gallery participate in workshops and discussion groups, while challenging each other to develop a clear vision. “Visit us. Talk with us,” they say, […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Move over, Union Square Zip Line! Take that, Super Bowl Boulevard slide! Pop Up urban adventure is about to get a serious sports and movie-themed upgrade — when the annual Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair and Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day return, to take over Downtown streets for this rain-or-shine event that’s always […]

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THE FIFTH ANNUAL EAST VILLAGE THEATER FESTIVAL “Everybody talks about the weather,” quipped Mark Twain, “but nobody does anything about it.” The same might be said for the general sense of loss that comes with each devolutionary shift of the Lower East Side’s demographic plate. Clayton Patterson leaving town and A Gathering of the Tribes […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  A bygone journey down a straight road “too lazy for turns” comes full circle, in this agreeably meandering homage to the early work of Karpo Godina — an important contributor to the “Black Wave” of Yugoslavian filmmaking. In 1968, 25-year-old Godina is sitting in his apartment, presumably minding his own business […]

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Photo by Goga Devarian The brides, waiting to meet their imprisoned husbands. BY RANIA RICHARDSON  |  A  young Georgian woman struggles to hold her life together as she waits for the father of her children to finish a ten-year prison sentence in this fine addition to an ever-expanding body of international incarceration chronicles. The drama […]

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BY SEAN EGAN  |  At one point in “Summer of Blood,” Eric, the movie’s motormouthed protagonist, nonchalantly says that he’d be interested in making a film, and doing the whole “auteur” thing — writing, directing and starring. It’s a winking reference to the fact that the line is delivered by Onur Tukel, writer, director, editor […]

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Photo by Yaron Scharf Drawing on her own military service, Talya Lavie’s debut feature immediately establishes her as a distinctive and original voice. BY SEAN EGAN  |  The premise this new dark comedy — an examination of the daily life of young women soldiers working in a military office — is so ripe with narrative […]

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Lev Manovich’s keynote speech highlights the “remixability” of software as a cultural phenomenon. COPYRIGHT QUALCOMM INSTITUTE AT CALIT2 BY TOM TENNEY | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED APRIL 17, 2014  |  In November of 2009, four Brooklyn artists sat at a dinner table in Bushwick, discussing the phenomenon of “remix culture,” the informally connected network of students, scholars, organizations, […]

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